• Stop Looking Up to Celebrities

    I’m sure you have all seen and heard about the dress Rihanna wore to the CFDA Awards that left little to the imagination. Many thought it was too much, while others (like myself) wasn’t bothered in the least by it. What happened to the saying “What you eat doesn’t make me shit?”
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    All you have to do is Goggle Rihanna, and many other celebrites for that matter, for sexy pics and you will find much nudity. Apparently, this lady is proud of her body and not hesitant to show it. There wasn’t much media scrutiny about her nude pics in France’s Lui magazine, yet when she arrives at the CFDA Awards in a see-through gown…much of the world lost it.

    Before you get into the “what about the little girls” bit, I have a teenage daughter. I showed her Rihanna’s dress, my daughter shrugged her shoulders and went back to what she was doing. She didn’t care. Celebrities are NOT her role model. You can love ones music and not agree with everything they do, or just simply not be bothered by it.
    I thought the dress was daring, bold, almost a little crazy. But I must admit, she looks good..would I have worn that dress even if I had a body like hers…no., but I darn sure didn’t loose sleep because Rihanna chose to.

    There are many celebrities that either has or still “push-the-envelope”: Grace Jones, Madonna, Cher, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Joesphine Baker, Eartha Kitt, …I can go on and on. We didn’t get nude and put diamonds in our mouth because Grace Jones did, right?

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    Recently during an interview, Chilli and T-Boz also weighed in on Rihanna’s dress, stating on the Australian Sunrise show on Channel 7, “Every time I see you, you don’t have to be naked,” (T-Boz) “We became the biggest girl selling group of all time with our clothes on and that says a lot,” (Chilli)
    Now, I love me some TLC, but they should have just stayed out of it. Especially since they have dressed provactive themselves on a few occasions, including this pic Rihanna added as her header in response to their criticsim via twitter:
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    “Those who live in glass houses, shouldn’t throw stones”…right?

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  • Maya Angelou -Phenominal

    “She never tells me exactly what I want to hear, but always what I need to hear,” -Oprah Winfrey speaking about the beloved, Maya Angelou.
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    What can I say that hasn’t already been said? Today we lost an outstanding, remarkable teacher, activist, author, dancer, actor and poet-Maya Angelou.
    I look at those much younger than me and wonder…where is your Sidney Poitier, your Bill Cosby, your Sammy Davis Jr,your Lena Horne, your Oprah Winfrey, your Michael Jackson, your….Maya Angelou?

    I remember reading “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” in high school-vividly feeling every word of Maya Angelou’s autobiography; Her life story has impacted me in many ways. Her quotes and poems I sometimes look to for comfort during hard times as well as good. She was one of a kind, a “Phenominal Woman” :


  • Congrats Meryl n Maks

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    I’m usually team Derek but I was team Max this year. A first win for Maks, greatly earned and well deserved. Maks and Meryl killed it this season!! My throat is hoarse from screaming at the TV!!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qB3jaD5tnjw

    Not only was their dancing amazing..their chemistry is extremely strong, dare I say it-they even look like they’re in love. Whatever the case, I wish them the best.


  • A Bientot

    Barbara Walters made me cry.

    Friday was Barbara Walters’ last day on “The View”. She will still be the executive producer, but she will no longer co-host.

    Barbara Walters journey is interesting, starting from the beginning her of her career in 1962 with co-host Hugh Downs-who wasn’t too thrilled about sharing the spotlight, let alone with a woman.
    barb Many became more familiar with her work on ABC’s 20/20, then in 1997, she created “The View”.

    So how did Barbara Walters, known for making people cry during her interviews make ME cry? By reminding me why I went to college and majored in Journalism in the first place. Towards the end her last day of “The View” Friday, the great Oprah Winfrey was there to thank Barbara Walters for inspiring her career and introduced great, impressionable, memorable ladies who came to send Barbara Walters love, well wishes and gratitude through their tears and hugs. I didn’t realize just how many wonderful women we have in the field of Journalism: Katie Couric (60 Mintues. Today and now her own talk show, Katie),Diane Sawyer(one of my favorite journalists, was once a member of President Richard Nixon’s staff, Good Morning America and ABC World News), Jane Pauly(Today, Dateline NBC), Joan Lunden(Television host, Good Morning America), Connie Chung(Television news anchor, interviewer and wife of Maury Povich), Robin Roberts(whom I wanted to be like when I first majored in Journalism, ESPN, Good Morning America),Kathie Lee Gifford(before there was Regis and Kelly, there was Regis and Kathie Lee, Name that Tune, Today), Maria Shriver(not just a Kennedy and wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, NBC news correspondent) and Lisa Ling(The View, National Geographic,) and many more were there, standing in line hugging a tearful Barbara Walters.
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    “…These are my legacy” Barbara Walters said about the women. “A Bientot“, French for “see you later” -are the words what Barbara Walters chose instead of the word “goodbye”, after giving the world some of the best Journalism and interviews for over 50 years.

    “When all of that is done, I can take sometime an enjoy my view”-Barbara Walters


  • Quit Smoking!

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    I have noticed many of my friends trying to quit smoking cigarettes lately.  It’s a habit I cannot relate to..my addictions are simple, Music, hair, Prince, Candy Crush..being as though I never smoked, I cannot give advice or any tips on how to quit.

    I tried to puff a cigarette once when I was about 10 or 11. My mother went to the bathroom and left her cigarette in the ashtray. Curiosity cause me to pick it up and take a puff. Was I ever sorry I did that!! I choked so bad, to this day I can’t believe my mom didn’t notice the expression on my face when she returned from the bathroom. Needless to say, I never even attempted to try again. Besides tasting and smelling nasty, I just couldn’t handle it!

    Growing up, I remember listening to my mother cough. She had this horrible, nasty cough every night..so bad sometimes she would vomit. I used to beg her to quit smoking. She always said it was too hard of a pattern to break- maybe because she has been smoking since she was a teenager. It was a habit that seemed to calm her nerves and helped her cope with things as well as something social to do with her friends. One day, frustrated night after night with listening to her nagging cough, I flushed a pack of her cigarettes down the toilet. However, I soon regretted that decision!  Besides her almost killing me, she only went out and bought another pack.

    My grandmother often teased my mom and called her a “chain smoker”, saying she wasn’t “really inhaling” only taking quick puffs and putting it out, then lighting another one. Ultimately smoking at least a pack a day.

    That cough continued for many many years..fast forward to today..my mom has stage 4 Cancer in her brain and in her lungs. The once vibrant, active, never-ever sat still fun mommy is now slow, weak, brittle and always tired. It kills me each time I see her.

    So to all my friends and anyone else who is trying to quit., I still don’t have any great advice, I still can’t relate to how tough it is, I can only relate to the possible outcome. Please, please try very hard not to to it.  Stopping just may spare you a little more time on earth-that you can actually enjoy.